Cities in the era of globalisation- International municipalism and the right to the city
会议地点: Barcelona, Spain
The editors will welcome contributions based on a transdisciplinary approach (urbanism, sociology, economics, law, geography, political sciences, anthropology, culture, international relations, etc.), which also have as cross-cutting axes the recognition and valuing of diversity, gender mainstreaming and sustainability.
Specifically, pieces of original work – empirical comparative or theoretical – on the following questions will be prioritised (non-exhaustive list):
1. Which cities and local actors manage to play an important role in global governance and with which political proposals?
2. To what extent does international municipalism contribute to developing intercultural dialogues between cities around the world, or on the other hand, to reproducing North- South patterns of domination?
3. What are the limits of international municipalism as a tool with which to tackle “glocal” problems and the need to promote a change of urban model?
4. To what extent is international municipalism contributing to advancing the right to the city as an alternative to the prevailing urban model?
5. How is the right to the city interpreted in different geographical contexts (through which tools, practices and policies)?
Abstracts will be accepted in Spanish, English and Portuguese.